Sunday, November 21, 2010
In the photo you will notice two lines in the cap that have a dark line of thread running through them. These are "Life Lines"
Life Lines are very useful in both knitting and designing/prototyping. When knitting particularly complex patterns, running a life line gives you a safe point to frog back to if you discover an error. I also like to run life lines on the last row of repeats; they provide me with an easy visual mark to count my repeats against.
When designing or knitting prototypes, life lines can also be used to mark pattern transitions for scaling. For this particular project, they are worth gold. The above cap appears complete, however, the reality of the matter is the fit is wrong. The overall length falls short. Because I ran a life line through the last row before closing the cap with decreases, I can unravel back to that point, add body length, throw another life line, close it and re-test the end product, making edits to my written pattern along the way. I have no risk of over frogging.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Click on the Patterns Link above to get this pattern for yourself!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Stinky and Chica have sniffed and decided she can stay. She's already following along nicely with the daily routine. Nature Boy (the cat) puffed up to approximately 3 times his size upon awareness, but still managed to eat his dinner before going about his way. She was interested in meeting him, but gave him space.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
"Baby Gnome" has been posted to my Etsy store, MyKnits.com and Ravelry.com for sale. Both MyKnits and Ravelry provide automatic delivery / download of the PDF file upon receipt of payment. Etsy sales will receive an email containing the PDF file directly from me. If you are interested in purchasing "hard copies" please email me!